huge crowds lined the streets of cardiff, to welcome home the winner of the tour de france, geraint thomas. the 32 year—old is the first welshman, and only the third briton, to win the race. he said he was overwhelmed by the numbers who'd turned out, to celebrate his victory. it's been a good day for great britain at the european championships which are taking place in glasgow and berlin. adam peaty won his fourth gold in the pool, as part of the 4 by 100m medley relay team, and there were more medals in diving and athletics, as natalie pirks reports. cometh the hour, cometh the man. adam peaty made it four golds in four tonight, but this time he needed some help from his friends. it is gold to great britain! peaty‘s breaststroke leg in the four by 100 metres medley relay helped britain reel in the russians. confidence is clearly high. i knew if i was on about 50, he was going down anyway, so all i had to do was hold my ground.
and get back to these boys. things were going rather well in the diving, too. jack laugher‘s final work in the three metre springboard final earned him his second gold of the championships. britain's most successful driver in historyjust keeps getting better. i really wanted to come here and prove myself and to see that all come up and to see me in first place, i wanted to cry. they are away. a different kind of dive is required for the triathlon, but it is no less taxing. jess learmonth was the defending champion and was leading, but nicola spirig from switzerland overtook her as they entered the final run. silver, then forjessica learmonth. well, it was not just about water today, while britain's divers, triathletes and swimmers toughed it out, british athletes were preparing for a big night in berlin. british sprinters have already delivered in the 100 metres, tonight it was the turn of the men's 200. adam gemili and nethaneel mitchell—bla ke carried british hopes. clean start...
in a race that contained the world champion, ramil guliyev. the turk powered home for gold, but nethaneel mitchell—bla ke scrapped home on the line to claim a plucky silver. ramil guliyev gets the gold. it is the win. people think that i come off as cocky or boisterous, but i am in it to win it, man. we have got the calibre to win. i am content with the silver. he is a world champion. so, not what he came for, but watch this space. natalie pirks, bbc news, glasgow. newsnight‘s about to start over on bbc2. here's kirsty... borisjohnson faces boris johnson faces possible centre from the conservatives over his remarks about the burqa. are they already split over theresa may's brexit plan. that's it. now time for the news where you are. hello and welcome to sportsday
with me, will perry, the headlines tonight. nethaneel mitchell—blake takes silver in the 200 metres at the european championships in berlin. while back in the pool in glasgow, gb‘s swimmers finished with nine golds and 2a medals in total to match their previous best. and everton make a triple signing on transfer deadline day including defender yerry mina from barcelona. we'll start with the inaugural european championships where our reporter has been watching the athletics in berlin. katerina johnson has been in action
and there was any medal. 0n the track nathaniel mitchell blake continued to show. this bodes well for the 0lympic show. this bodes well for the olympic games. all in all, coming out with a medal. how much pressure as the dues feel coming in the chirac no pressure at all.” as the dues feel coming in the chirac no pressure at all. i cannot control what people do in the other
lanes. that was nethaneel mitchell—blake's lanes. that was nethaneel mitchell—bla ke's first individual medal as a senior. katerina johnson thompson finished the opening days of the pentathlon at the top of the table. she has claimed gold in the world indoors, gold in the commonwealth games. i have been trying to focus on one event at a time. it must give you confidence going into the second day that you are
ahead of the olympic and world champion? three more events tomorrow. traditionally they have been her strongest events. she is in line for a medal. over in glasgow, adam peaty won his fourth title of the european championships as gb‘s swimmers finished with nine golds and 2a medals in total to match their previous best haul in 2014 as our sports news correspondent natalie pirks reports. it is the very picture of serenity. the reality of open water swimming is the opposite. jazz carling in herfirst is the opposite. jazz carling in her first major
championship since making the switch from 800 metres in the pool to ten kilometres. it was notjust here where water played its part. divers, triathletes. in edinburgh the ten metre platform yielded more medals in the men's synchro. silver. jack law went one better. he got his second goal in the championships. -- second goal in the championships. -- second goal. i wanted to prove myself. a different kind of dive is
required for the triathlon but it is no less taxing. heading into the final section, her swiss opponent overtook her. ben proud became britain's first european 15 metre freestyle champion. a perfectly to end days of swimming, first in the really. the summer transfer window has shut. the big money was spent yesterday. £71 million by chelsea on kepa arrizabalaga, a record for a goalkeeper, he joined from athletic bilbao. chelsea showed him off today. known as kepa, he's currently second choice for spain behind manchester united's david de gea. chelsea met the release clause with the deal surpassing alisson‘s £66.8 million move to liverpool. he's signed a seven—year contract at the club.
their former number 1 thibaut courtois has left chelsea with real madrid parading him. the belgium international joined for around £31 million and has signed a six year contract at the bernabeu. midfielder mateo kovacic helped that deal go through by moving the other way on loan. everton were busy late on in the window, completing the signing of barcelona defender yerry mina for £27.19 million. his barca team mate andre gomes who's a midfielder as well as former shakhtar donetsk winger bernard. you can find all the deadline day deals on the bbc sport website. there were five first leg matches in europa league third qualifying round involving british teams tonight. burnley‘s game at istanbul basaksehir finished goalless, as it did between hibs and 0le gunnar solskjaer‘s molde. rangers will take a 3—1 lead to slovenia next week as they saw
off nk maribor and welsh side new saints were beaten 2—0 at home by danish champions fc midtjylland. play got under way in the 100th us pga championship at bellerive country club in missouri this afternoon. american justin thomas is defending the title he won at quail hollow last year. the last man to succesfully defend the us pga is one of his playing partners today — a certain tiger woods back in 2007. his other playing partner, northern ireland's rory mcilroy had a disappointing start, and finished on level par. thomas made a very good start to his defence with three birdies in his first six holes and finished one under. he's 4 shots off the lead of fellow american rickie fowler. some tennis news, and johanna konta is currently on court at the canadian open in montreal for the second time today. earlier the british number one beat the former world number one victoria azarenka in straight sets. she's now playing the defending champion elina svitolina for a place in the quarterfinals. the number five seed from ukraine won the first set 6—3.
it's 2—2 in the second. geraint thomas has yet to commit his future to a team next season, but the 2018 tour de france champion has been basking in a hero's welcome in cardiff after his stunning win in france last month. thomas received the welcome in his hometown cardiff — john watson has been watching in the welsh capital. a special day for the tour de france champion geraint thomas who was welcomed home by thousands of people a car death. he needs their short ride from the welsh assembly to cardiff castle stop —— thousands of people in cardiff. he became the first welshman to win the two defiance, the third british rider to do so. he will wonder what he will do so. he will wonder what he will
do now, a big—money move on the table from a rival team, but team sky have produced six champions. table from a rival team, but team sky have produced six championsm is bonkers. thank you for coming. i was worried it mightjust be my wife and my dog. their support has been insane, whether on the side of the road, on twitter. there was a big shock in rugby league's qualifier tonight with super league side widnes beaten 21—10 at home by london broncos from the championship. jarrod sammut‘s last—minute drop goal earned the broncos the win. widnes have now lost 17 games in a row as they battle to secure their superleague status. that's all from sportsday. coming up in a moment, the papers. welcome to our look ahead to the
independent refers to a tory civil war. the express says that european union is about to offer the uk a new deal, access to the single market without the condition of three movements for eu citizens. banks are not offering new rates to savers. add and deck‘s tv show is being rested. the mirror says they were in tears. it isa the mirror says they were in tears. it is a red letter day to day. the first time you have been in the studio togetherfor a